Satan's Salsa... A Rivet-ing review

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by richoso1, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'd like to thank John (Rivet) for this outstanding salsa that he shared with me. This is my personal review, and it was a very enjoyable event. Luckily, I still have some left for appealing my taste buds.
    Appearance:
    A rich dark red color, very much like the color of a chipotle adobe. You can clearly see seeds, and chunks of what are jalapeno, cayenne, and tomato.

    Aroma:
    A vinegar base with the sweetness of peppers and other spices. Very pleasant aroma that is well balanced.

    Texture:
    Nice chunks of jalapeno, cayenne, and tomato. There are other ingredients that are ground smaller, but yet giving it a chunky texture. This is a good texture that won’t easily fall off your burrito, tacos, nachos, or any other food.

    Taste:
    You’re very first taste is the vinegar, which seems to be of a good quality, then it is followed by the sweet and savory flavors of peppers, tomatoes, and other spices. The initial taste is a very good blending of compatible flavors. The heat then comes on by starting at the back of the throat, tongue, and roof of the mouth. It works its way towards the front, and by the time it hits your lips it’s mellowing out. The heat level is strong, but not offensive as the great balance of flavors blends it to a great balance.

    This is a unique tasting salsa that is hot, and loaded with some very pleasant flavors. It is the best that I can remember tasting in at least 50 years of salsa tasting/eating.enjoying. John this is a killer salsa.


    Just the facts. It's all good my friends.
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  2. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    az
    nice review rich......his salsa looked good!
     
  3. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I can't say any more than richoso said. he pretty much nailed it.

    Satans Salsa is Awesome

    The salsa has arrived




    The first taste




    [​IMG]Rivet Job Well Done

    Thank You very much for the sample
     
  4. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Damn! With a review like that this sounds like a must try salsa [​IMG]. I grew up in New Mexico and love a good salsa, course for my wife you just wave the pepper over the pot and that's almost to much... heh-heh.
     
  5. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome Rich and txbbqman.I am going to duplicate his procedure he so nicely posted[​IMG]
     
  6. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Yep Me Too
     
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was also one of the lucky one who got some of rivets jalapeno and chennye salsa and it was very very good too. Not super hot but very very tastey with a bit a kick. You did it justice there Rich for sure. Great job there Rivet.
    PS the habineros salsa was quite the hit at the Gathering at Jerry's
     
  8. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey you all, thank you for such great words on my latest salsa. I appreciate the time you took to taste and post on it. Glad you liked it, and am already looking forward to next summer to improve on my salsa-skills [​IMG]

    JIRod~ I've PM'd you the recipe. If anyone else would like it, i'd be glad to pass it on.
     
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds Great John... [​IMG]

    If you would PM me the recipe...
     
  10. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    richoso - once again, your post puts into words what i was unable to. when i received this salsa i was excited and anxious but also a little worried ~ the name alone was enough to scare away the rest of the family except for one of the boys.

    tried it, and it was jsut like you said, it lets you get the flavors, then it hits you, then it retreats back and lets you see the flavors from a new angle. a very masterful job of salsa creation by rivet ~ my son who tried it is normally a wimp about spicy foods, but did enjoy this - his words were: "it doesn't last long and leaves behind a lot of flavor!"

    as for the heat itself, my observation was that you sure notice it, but it doesn't beat the stuffing out of ya. it's just about right, allowing you to concentrate on everything else and admire the complexity of a real salsa.

    excellent work, rivet, and an excellent review, richoso!
     
  11. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Just finished lunch, some of this fine salsa and tortilla chips, needs nothing more.
    When I received some of John's salsa I cracked the jar open and immediately was hit with an amazing aroma. The heat does build after a bit but doesn't linger. I don't know what else to say that hasn't already been said so I'll say Thanks John, great salsa. Sitting here right now I'm thinking about having some. [​IMG]
     
  12. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Could you pm me the recipe? thanks, i likes me some salsa!!
     
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My SIL, who has a very good taste for spicy stuff, tasted it yesterday. She put in in plain words by saying " It's Delicious!".
     
  14. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    you guys are killing me....Riv I need the recipe. even tho I'm married to a southern mexican mamacita that makes a killer salsa and pico I would love to try yours. Maybe we can trade some of her old family recipes from her mother for yours...lol
     
  15. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What about US??? [​IMG]
     
  16. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will start compiling some and post them pretty soon...lol
     
  17. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    THANK YOU...[​IMG]
     
  18. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No worries Got1, I'll share it with you later today when I get home, I'm at work right now and don't have access to my recipe file.

    I'd love to take a peek at some of those old-timey recipes...wow, I bet there are some serious dishes there!
     
  19. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    no deal on the recipe? or maybe you weren't offering to everyone?
     
  20. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    He has something against people from Florida....na just joking I'm sure he will send it to you. He pm'ed me with it...lol[​IMG]
     

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